South Poland Cleantech Cluster

Janusz Kahl, CEO in South Poland Cleantech Cluster has been chosen by the European Commission as member of the Steering Committee for the project

„Skills for smart industrial specialization and digital transformation (SIS&DT)”

for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission EASME / DG GROW, which has been granted to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Luxembourg.

EASME is the largest EU agency managing, among others, EU funds from the HORIZON 2020, COSME, LIFE and ERASMUS+ programs.

The main goal of the task is to work out:

EU 2030 Common Vision on High-tech skills for SIS&DT

Members of the Steering Committee are responsible for:

  • monitoring of the work and reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meetings in Brussels with EASME and the European Commission to review progress and discuss the preparation of periodic reports, which should be approved by the Steering Committee
  • participating in teleconferences
  • providing advice and guidance during the work

Se more: Steering Committee and EU 2030 Common Vision and 5th expert workshop , 6th expert workshop i Conference


SPCleantech is one of the founders and partners in European Industrial Circular Economy Investment Alliance. The Alliance was officially started on 11.02.2020 during the meeting in Kemi, Finland. 

1/ Status. An overview of the current state of play:

  1. Preparatory work. Pierre Padilla (N-ABLE) and his team supported DIGIPOLIS and SITRA in the setup of the Alliance, starting from the analysis of business cases and a stakeholder analysis to finally produce a first draft scoping note that materialises the initial ambition of the partnership. Full business analysis is not public yet but provided a strong ground for us to move forward.
  2. First Scoping Note. The first scoping note itself was already amended based on some feedback from a few partners but the message here is that it is meant to evolve as to be a picture of the Alliance, its partners and (most important) its businesses and their needs.
  3. Soft Launch. The soft launch of the Alliance took place in Kemi on 11/02/2020 in presence of keynote officials from the European Commission (Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General of DG ENV; Slawomir Tokarski, Director in DG GROW; Ulla Engelmann, Head of the DG GROW Cluster Unit; etc.). Some of you were present and we wish to thank them for their participation. 

2/ Next Step: Kick-off meeting. Most of the ground ambitions were discussed and built upon the on-boarding process and feedback from the partners. In short, the Alliance will 1) accelerate the structuring of industrial circular economy investment projects and 2) Feed back to policy makers and the financial sector on adjustments needed in funding and financing models and instruments.

To operationalise our common approach and take key decisions (which can only be joint ones), Digipolis is currently organising the Kick-Off Meeting of the Alliance which should take place on 28/05/2020 in Brussels (Belgium). While we are still working on the logistics (venue, etc.) Alliance invites everybody to already save the date in your agenda.

Founding members of the Alliance: